Oscar: 2017 Predictions

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Welp the unpredictable Oscar season is finally over! Now onto a hopefully more tame Oscar season.

Here are our first 2017 Oscar Predictions:

 


silence-andrew-garfield-entertainment-weeklyPicture
Silence
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The Birth of a Nation
Sully
Loving
Manchester by the Sea
Story of Your Life
Florence Foster Jenkins
Passengers
Nocturnal Animals

Alternates
The Light Between Oceans
Hidden Figures
Untitled WWII Romantic Thriller
Lion
Richard Pryor: Is it Something I Said?
Comancheria
The Circle
Wilson

Dark Horses
The Founder
The Girl on the Train
War Machine
The BFG
The Book of Henry
Little Men
Alone in Berlin

silence_header-620x449Director
Martin Scorsese – Silence
Ang Lee – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Nate Parker – The Birth of a Nation
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
Clint Eastwood – Sully

Alternates
Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals
Morten Tyldum – Passengers
Jeff Nichols – Loving
Denis Villeneuve – Story of Your Life
Derek Cianfrance – The Light Between Oceans
Stephen Frears – Florence Foster Jenkins

Dark Horses
Lee Daniels – Richard Pryor: Is it Something I Said?
Robert Zemeckis – Untitled WWII Romantic Thriller
Theodore Melfi – Hidden Figures
Garth Davis – Lion
Ira Sachs – Little Men
David Michôd – War Machine
James Ponsoldt – The Circle
David MacKenzie – Comancheria
John Lee Hancock – The Founder

tom-hanks-sully-today-151008-02_313d84b6e53ed2bbc1a4e2c1de1e11e9.today-inline-largeLead Actor
Tom Hanks – Sully
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Woody Harrelson – Wilson
Bryan Cranston – Wakefield
Brad Pitt – War Machine

Alternates
Nate Parker – The Birth of a Nation
Andrew Garfield – Silence
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nocturnal Animals
Michael Keaton – The Founder
Jeff Bridges – Comancheria
Mike Epps – Richard Pryor: Is it Something I Said?
Denzel Washington – The Magnificent Seven

Dark Horses
Joe Alwyn – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Parker Sawyers – Southside with You
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Current War
Joel Edgerton – Loving
Michael Fassbender – The Light Between Oceans
Liev Schreiber – The Bleeder
Chris Pratt – Passengers
Brendan Gleeson – Alone in Berlin

Florence-Foster-jenkins-MovieLead Actress
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
Emma Thompson – Alone in Berlin
Amy Adams – Nocturnal Animals
Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloane
Jennifer Lawrence – Passengers

Alternates
Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures
Amy Adams – Story of Your Life
Ruth Negga – Loving
Jessica Chastain – The Zookeeper’s Wife
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Tatiana Maslany – The Other Half
Alicia Vikander – The Light Between Oceans
Marion Cotillard – Untitled WWII Romantic Thriller
Naomi Watts – The Book of Henry

Dark Horses
Emily Blunt – The Girl on the Train
Anna Gunn – Equity
Naomi Watts – Holland, Michigan
Audrey Tatou – L’odyssee
Charlize Theron – The Last Face
Dakota Fanning – American Pastoral

liam-neeson-explains-frail-appearance-says-he-lost-20-pounds-for-scorseses-silenceSupporting Actor
Liam Neeson – Silence
Steve Martin – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Aaron Eckhart – Sully
Michael Shannon – Loving
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea

Alternates
Armie Hammer – The Birth of a Nation
Eddie Murphy – Richard Pryor: Is it Something I Said?
David Wenham – Lion
Chris Pine – Comancheria
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie Earle Haley – The Birth of a Nation
Armie Hammer – Nocturnal Animals

Dark Horses
Nick Offerman – The Founder
Javier Bardem – The Last Face
Peter Sarsgaard – Jackie
Tracy Letts – Indignation
George Clooney – Hail, Caesar!
Alfred Molina – Little Men
Jim Carrey – The Bad Batch
Tom Hanks – The Circle

bdmjbtSupporting Actress
Kristen Stewart – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
Kate Hudson – Richard Pryor: Is it Something I Said?
Gabrielle Union – The Birth of a Nation
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures

Alternates
Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
Molly Shannon – Other People
Laura Dern – The Founder
Laura Dern – Wilson
Rebecca Ferguson – The Girl on the Train
Dale Dickey – Comancheria

Dark Horses
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Alicia Vikander – Tulip Fever
Laura Linney – Sully
Aujanue Ellis – The Birth of a Nation
Rachel Weisz – The Light Between Oceans
Kristen Stewart – Certain Women
Rooney Mara – Lion
Anna Rust – The Zookeeper’s Wife
Uzo Aduba – American Pastoral

finding-dory-xlargeAnimated Feature Film
Finding Dory
Moana
April and the Extraordinary World
Phantom Boy
Kubo and the Two Strings

Alternates
Pete’s Dragon
Zootopia
Storks
The Secret Life of Pets
Kung Fu Panda 3
Sing

Dark Horses
Nation Awakes
Trolls
Ice Age: Collision Course
Ratchet & Clank
Sausage Party
The Angry Birds Movie
Norm of the North

silence-andrew-garfield-entertainment-weeklyCinematography
Silence – Rodrigo Prieto
Story of Your Life – Bradford Young
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – John Toll
Passengers  – Rodrigo Prieto
The Birth of a Nation – Elliot Davis

Alternates
Nocturnal Animals – Seamus McGarvey
The Light Between Oceans – Adam Arkapaw
Florence Foster Jenkins – Danny Cohen
Loving – Adam Stone
The Circle – Matthew Libatique
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Greg Fraser
War Machine – Dariusz Wolski

Dark Horses
Lion – Greg Fraser
Hail, Caesar! – Roger Deakins
Richard Pryor: Is it Something I Said? – Andrew Dunn
Untitled WWII Romantic Thriller – Don Burgess
The BFG – Janusz Kaminski
The Last Face – Barry Ackroyd
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Bruno Delbonnel
Suicide Squad – Roman Vasyanov

MISSPMovieCostume Design
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Florence Foster Jenkins
Silence
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The Birth of a Nation

Alternates
Richard Pryor: Is it Something I Said?
Hail, Caesar!
Tulip Fever
Love & Friendship
The Founder
The Huntsman: Winter’s War
Alone in Berlin
Loving
Untitled WWII Romantic Thriller
Warcraft

Dark Horses
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
20th Century Women
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Nocturnal Animals
La La Land

liam-neeson-explains-frail-appearance-says-he-lost-20-pounds-for-scorseses-silenceFilm Editing
Silence
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Sully
The Birth of a Nation
Passengers

Alternates
Story of Your Life
Wilson
The Magnificent Seven
The BFG
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Hail, Caesar!
The Circle
The Current War
Suicide Squad

Dark Horses
Manchester by the Sea
Untitled WWII Romantic Thriller
Lion
Hidden Figures
Operation Avalanche
Deepwater Horizon

silence-andrew-garfield-entertainment-weeklyMakeup and Hairstyling
Silence
Suicide Squad
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Alternates
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Star Trek Beyond
Sully
Jackie
The Magnificent Seven
Warcraft
Florence Foster Jenkins

Dark Horses
20th Century Women
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Huntsman: Winter’s War
Gold
Love & Friendship
The Promise
The Birth of a Nation
Tulip Fever
The BFG

bfg-featureMusic (Original Score)
The BFG – John Williams
Story of Your Life – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Alexandre Desplat
Untitled WWII Romantic Thriller – Alan Silverstri
Florence Foster Jenkins – Alexandre Desplat

Alternates
Midnight Special – David Wingo
The Magnificent Seven – James Horner
Alone in Berlin – Alexandre Desplat
The Light Between Oceans – Alexandre Desplat
Tulip Fever – Danny Elfman
Voyage of Time – Ennio Morricone
The Birth of a Nation – Henry Jackman
Lion – Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O’Halloran
Hail, Caesar! – Carter Burwell

Dark Horses
Manchester by the Sea – Lesley Barber
The Founder – Carter Burwell
A Cure for Wellness – Hans Zimmer
Suicide Squad – Steven Price
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Michael Higham, Matthew Margeson
Finding Dory – Thomas Newman

NErOM523JAimuv_3_bProduction Design
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
The Birth of a Nation
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Alternates
Silence
Tulip Fever
The Jungle Book
Untitled WWII Romantic Thriller
Richard Pryor: Is it Something I Said?
Hail, Caesar!
Alone in Berlin
The BFG
Sully

Dark Horses
The Zookeeper’s Wife
Lion
Love & Friendship
The Circle
The Magnificent Seven
The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Star-Wars-Rogue-One-970x539Sound Editing
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Sully
Passengers
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Silence

Alternates
The BFG
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Suicide Squad
The Jungle Book
Untitled WWII Romantic Thriller
Story of Your Life
Star Trek Beyond

Dark Horses
La La Land
The Magnificent Seven
Warcraft
Sing Street
Alone in Berlin
Richard Pryor: Is it Something I Said?
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
The Birth of a Nation

Sound Mixing
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Sully
Passengers
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The Birth of a Nation

Alternates
Silence
Florence Foster Jenkins
Story of Your Life
La La Land
Suicide Squad
Untitled WWII Romantic Thriller

Dark Horses
The BFG
The Circle
Hail, Caesar!
The Magnificent Seven
Alone in Berlin
Sing Street
War Machine
Star Trek Beyond
The Jungle Book

NErOM523JAimuv_3_bVisual Effects
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Passengers
Suicide Squad
The BFG
X-Men Apocalypse

Alternates
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Star Trek Beyond
The Circle
The Jungle Book
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Deadpool
Captain America: Civil War

Dark Horses
The Huntsman: Winter’s War
Midnight Special
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Doctor Strange
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Story of Your Life
Warcraft
Assassin’s Creed

silence-scorseseWriting (Adapted Screenplay)
Silence – Jay Cocks
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – Simon Beaufoy, Jean-Christophe Castelli
The Birth of a Nation – Nate Parker
Wilson – Daniel Clowes
Sully – Todd Komarnicki

Alternates
The Light Between Oceans – Derek Cianfrance
Story of Your Life – Eric Heisserer
The Girl on the Train – Erin Cressida Wilson
War Machine – David Michôd
Hidden Figures – Allison Schroeder
Indignation – James Schamus
The BFG – Melissa Mathison
The Circle – James Ponsoldt

Dark Horses
Lion – Luke Davies
Alone in Berlin – Vincent Perez, Achim von Borries, Bettine von Borries
Finding Dory – Andrew Stanton
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Jane Goldman
The Zookeeper’s Wife – Angela Workman
Tulip Fever – Tom Stoppard
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – J.K. Rowling

florence-foster-jenkinsWriting (Original Screenplay)
Florence Foster Jenkins – Nicholas Martin
Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan)
Little Men – Ira Sachs
Comancheria – Taylor Sheridan
Loving – Jeff Nichols

Alternates
Richard Pryor: Is it Something I Said? – Bill Condon
The Founder – Robert D. Siegel
Untitled WWII Romantic Thriller – Steven Knight
Hail, Caesar! – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
The Book of Henry – Gregg Hurwitz
Passengers – Jon Spaihts
20th Century Women – Mike Mills
The Last Face – Erin Dignam

Dark Horses
The Current War – Michael Mitnick
Untitled Woody Allen Project – Woody Allen
The Magnificent Seven – John Lee Hancock, Richard Wenk, Nic Pizzolatto
A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
Console Wars – Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Holland, Michigan – Andrew Sodroski
Wakefield – Robin Swicord

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About Matthew Durham

Passionate about Film, TV and Video Games. BS in Film. Post-Production Editor for The Golf Channel and Writer for TheMedia10.com

2 thoughts on “Oscar: 2017 Predictions

    • Woody Allen films are such a variable. On one hand Midnight in Paris soared in 2011. On the other you have films like Irrational Man and Whatever Works. So I’ve stayed lukewarm on both Eisenberg and Stewart.

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